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Curriculum

First Year Professional Veterinary Medical Curriculum

Semester 1 Cr. Hours Lect / Lab Semester 2 Cr. Hours Lect / Lab
Integrated Animal Care I 3 (2 / 2) Integrated Animal Care II 2 (1 / 2)
Professional & Clinical Skills I 3 (1 / 6) Professional & Clinical Skills II 3 (1 / 6)
Veterinarians in Society 2 (2 / 0) Clinical Anatomy of Large Animals 3 (2 / 4)
Small Animal Anatomy 4 (2 / 6) Agents of Disease I 4 (3 / 2)
Histology 1 (1 / 0) Pathology I 3 (2 / 2)
Veterinary Immunology 2 (2 / 0) Physiology II 5 (4 / 2)
Physiology I 6 (5 / 2)

Second Year Professional Veterinary Medical Curriculum

Semester 3 Cr. Hours Lect / Lab Semester 4 Cr. Hours Lect / Lab
Professional & Clinical Skills III 3 (1 / 6) Professional & Clinical Skills IV 3 (1 / 6)
Agents of Disease II 4 (3 / 2) Organ Dysfunction: Recognition, Diagnostics and Supportive Care 4 (3 / 2)
Clinical Laboratory Medicine 5 (4 / 2) Principles of Surgery 2 (1/2)
Public Health, Epidemiology & Evidence-Based Medicine 3 (3 / 0) Principles of Anesthesia & Analgesia 2 (1 / 2)
Pathology II 3 (2 / 2) Diagnostic Imaging & Interpretation I 2 (1 / 2)
Pharmacology 3 (3 / 0) Introduction to Career-Focus 4 (4 / 0)
Electives 2 credits tbd Electives 2 credits tbd

Third Year Professional Veterinary Medical Curriculum

Semester 5 Cr. Hours Lect / Lab Semester 5 Cr. Hours Lect / Lab
Professional & Clinical Skills V 3 (0 / 7) Professional & Clinical Skills VI 3 (0 / 7)
SA Diagnostics & Therapeutics I 4.5 (4.5 / 0) SA Diagnostics & Therapeutics I 4.5 (4.5 / 0)
LA Diagnostics & Therapeutics I 3.5 (3.5 / 0) LA Diagnostics & Therapeutics I 3.5 (3.5 / 0)
Diagnostic Imaging & Interpretation II 2 (2 / 0) Career-Focus Tracking II 2 (2 / 0)
Surgery 4 (2 / 6) Clinical Experience (SAH / LAH) 1 (0 / 4)
Career-Focus Tracking I 2 (2 / 0) Career Selectives 4 credits tbd
Career Selectives 4 credits tbd

Fourth Year Professional Veterinary Medical Curriculum

The fourth-year curriculum consists of 30 weeks of core rotations, 12 weeks of elective/specialty clinical rotations or career alternative electives, 4 weeks of externship and 2 weeks of vacation for 46 credit hours. The fourth-year curriculum allows students to choose a species directed career, i.e., companion animal, rural/mixed animal, equine, food animal, or an alternative career track. All rotations are 2 weeks.

Core Rotations Elective / Specialty Track Rotations
Small Animal Internal Medicine Small Animal Internal Medicine (feline)
General Surgery Small Animal Internal Medicine (canine)
Primary Care Practice Small Animal Dermatology
Small Animal Emergency Small Animal Dentistry
Anesthesia I Small Animal Ophthalmology
Anesthesia II Small Animal Cardiology
Equine Medicine & Surgery Small Animal Oncology
Food Animal Medicine & Surgery or Zoo Medicine Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery
Veterinary Radiology Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
Diagnostics Small Animal Neurology
Community Connections Equine Soft Tissue Surgery
Houston SPCA Equine Orthopedic Surgery
Externship Equine Community Practice
Externship Equine Field Service
Equine Theriogenology
Equine Internal Medicine & Ultrasound
Food Animal Med-Surgery-Field Services
TDCJ
Zoological Medicine
Small Ruminant Dairy Reproduction
Small Ruminant Medicine & Surgery
Feedlot Medicine & Practice
Swine Medicine
Poultry Practice
Dairy Medicine & Surgery